Counselling staff at Our Lady of Mercy College involved in the provision of mental health services for students are initiating strategies to ensure those students who require support can access the counselling service at the College as well as from home. Students who are currently accessing these services can continue to be supported while engaged in online learning.
Students who are new to the College will have access to SEQTA. Within SEQTA you can direct message, Mrs Vikki Merritt, with a request to initiate communication with the Counselling Service. Mrs Merritt will contact you to discuss options of support. For those students who have been previously accessing the counselling service please also contact Mrs Vikki Merritt though Our Lady of Mercy College Tele-Counselling TEAMS or SEQTA.
Should your child not wish to engage with tele-counselling, please be reminded of online services that they can access for support such as:
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 – https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Headspace – 1800 650 890 – eheadspace.org.au
Parents may also contact the following services:
Mental Health Emergency Response Line - https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines/mental-health-response-line/
Family Help line: 9223 1100
Parenting WA Line: 6279 1200
Crisis Care (Crisis counselling): 9223 1111
There is a great deal of uncertainty currently for many parents and the College would like to assure you that we will continue to not just meet the educational needs of your child, but also support their mental health needs.
Please contact Mrs Vikki Merritt via email email@example.com or SEQTA if you have any concerns regarding your child’s wellbeing.